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LP30180: MI & CBT for addictions: theory, models and research

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, ES 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Critique (1500 words) (CW 40%)
  • Essay (2500 words) (ES 60%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The unit aims to:
* Build on the learning achieved in the Foundation Degree about Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioural counselling for substance misuse.
* Enhance theoretical understanding and will provide an overview of the recent research evidence in CBT and MI.
* Review the models and the latest thinking about their application.
* Serve as a preparation for the Units entitled 'Developing Motivational Interviewing' and 'Developing Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling' which follow in the programme, and which focus on the development of technical skills, relational awareness and appropriate implementation.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit the student should be able to:
* Describe the theories which contributed to, are logically linked to, or which underpin the practice of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioural counselling.
* Critically evaluate the theoretical basis of the models.
* Discuss the implications of current MI research for practice.
* Discuss the implications of current research and recently developed models for the practice of Cognitive-Behavioural counselling in the field of substance misuse.
* Describe with clinical examples how these approaches may be used to help clients and support behaviour change.
* Discuss the integration or combination of these models with each other or with other approaches.

Intellectual skills:
* Engage in critical analysis of a wide range of texts and electronic information (T, A).
* Synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of research, and practice (T, A).
* Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data. (T, F, A).
* Reflect on the appropriateness of theory, practice and outcomes (F).
* Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Professional/Practical skills:
* Understand the application of relevant research findings in the workplace (F).
Key skills:
* Exercise initiative and personal responsibility (F).
* Make decisions (F).
* Demonstrate confidence in using IT for the access, creation and manipulation of information (F).

This unit concentrates on:
* A clear understanding of the theories underpinning Motivational Interviewing and the Cognitive-Behavioural approach to working with substance use problems.
* A review of research evidence for effectiveness of these approaches.
* A review of research evidence for mechanisms of action.
* An understanding of the settings in which these approaches have been used and modifications and combinations which have been developed.
* An exploration of the development of theory as a result of practice and research.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP30180 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFB09 : BSc(Hons) Addictions Counselling (Work-based learning) (Full-time at Action on Addiction)
  • UHHL-KPB09 : BSc(Hons) Addictions Counselling (Work-based learning) (Part-time at Action on Addiction)